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Birmingham Dance Network (UK) Performance Opportunity

Category: opportunity, Closes on March 23, 2018

June's Introducing... will be the fifth platform for new work curated by Birmingham Dance Network. Introducing... is the only dance platform in the West Midlands specifically designed for regional artists to test out new work on audiences who then offer direct feedback on the night. We will accept applications from outside the region, but priority is given to regional artists.

This year's Introducing... is a little different. This year we are getting together with VIVID Projects to present work that is made for unconventional, gallery, or outdoors spaces. We welcome applications for durational installations as well as short live performance pieces. Outdoor work would be performed in front of the Minerva works building, which houses VIVID Projects and which extends onto a canal. Artists who wish to submit sited, site-specific or outdoor work are encouraged to research the space before applying.

Excitingly this year's Introducing... will be presented as part of BIDF18 exposing artist's work to a wide regional and international audience. The hallmark format of Introducing... will continue; audiences will still be invited to give direct written feedback during the event that will be passed on to the artists, and the event will be hosted in BDN's signature theatrical style.

BDN is interested in submissions from all corners of the dance world (South East Asian/ hip-hop/ improv/ classical/ theatrical/ experimental/ street/ ballroom etc), as long as you're interested in exploring a new idea that needs an audience (and are being creative with your form) then we want to hear from you.

Artists will receive a performance fee, video footage of your work and direct written feedback from the audience. It will also give you the opportunity to make links within the industry and get your work seen by potential future partners.

For more information and details on how to apply, please follow the link:

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published on Tuesday, 6 March, 2018

Birmingham Dance Network (UK) Choreographer Platform

Category: opportunity, Closes on March 23, 2018

Deadline: 9:00 AM 23rd March 2018. An exciting extension of BDN's Introducing... platform, ChoreoMatch is about giving dancers and choreographers the chance to play and experiment with an untested idea and to meet new collaborators in the West Midlands. ChoreoMatch is supported by DanceXchange and Vivid Projects.

We are looking for a choreographer and up to three dancers to spend 10 days based at Vivid Projects, researching a new idea. The ChoreoMatch company will present an extract of their process at Introducing... at Vivid Projects on Saturday 9th June 2018. Vivid Projects is a gallery space within Minerva Works, a warehouse complex in Digbeth, Birmingham. There is also potential for work to be created for the courtyard space outside the venue, next to the canal.

Whether you are an experienced choreographer who wants to try something new, or an early career choreographer looking for a way to make new work, this is the commission for you. We are interested in hearing from people at all stages of their choreographic career.

This is a paid opportunity, choreographer and dancers will receive fees based on ITC/ Equity minimum rates.

You can apply as both a choreographer and a dancer if you are interested in both roles. This is a paid research project and fees are based on ITC/ Equity minimum rates.

For more information and details on how to apply, please follow the link:

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published on Tuesday, 6 March, 2018

Professional Workshop Laura Vanhulle and Judith Clijsters (UK)

Category: workshop, Closes on April 3, 2018

Touching Base "Put freedom and limitations in one space and you find the key to infinite possibilities." 3-6 April inclusive//10.00-16.00 each day//University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Club, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT.

For professional dancers and students

Through four days of intensive movement and play led by Laura Vanhulle and Judith Clijsters you will use a mix of contemporary dance, choreography, yoga and body conditioning to challenge your body in new ways. The course combines creativity and imagination to give you new possibilities for your physicality, your structure and your performance practice.

Laura Vanhulle and Judith Clijsters are both trained contemporary dancers who deliver movement workshops internationally.

Cost: Students £125
Full fees £150 if booked before 15 March//£200 if booked after 15 March
Place is only confirmed on receipt of course fee.

Information and registration:

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published on Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

James Wilton Dance (UK) Professional Workshops

Category: workshop, Closes on March 18, 2018

James Wilton Dance are holding the third in a series of research workshops for the next company piece "The Storm" which will be touring from Autumn 2018. Participants will learn early phrases from the work, as well as contributing to creative tasks that will eventually form the final work.

The workshops are open to professional dancers and students in professional training. Workshops will be lead by James Wilton with assistance from company dancers.

When- Sunday 18th March 12PM-6PM.
Where- The Place, London.
Timetable for day:

Floorwork class.
Repertoire from The Storm.
Research and ideas sharing in groups/solo.

Cost: £40. To book, email:

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published on Thursday, 11 January, 2018

Off The Map Dance (UK) Professional Workshop

Category: workshop, Closes on February 18, 2018

Off the Map Dance Company is offering an opportunity for professional dancers to engage with the early stages of a new work which explores ritual, worship and idolisation. The combination of set material and playing with movement through creative challenges shall contribute to the final work. The day will be lead by choreographer Steve Johnstone.

When - Sunday 18th February 2018, 11-6pm

Where - The Place (studio 9)

Schedule of the day:

11.00-12.30 - Class

12.30-1.30 - Repertoire material for new work

1.30-2.30 - Lunch

2.30-5.00 - recap of material, exploration, improvisation and playing with ideas/concepts

5.00-5.45 - share, discuss and cool down.

Cost £30.00

To book, contact

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published on Thursday, 11 January, 2018

Gabbie Cook & Nat Whittingham (UK) Acrobatics Workshops

Category: workshop, Closes on January 28, 2018

Moving Through Acrobatics // Dance & Acrobatics Workshop with Gabbie Cook & Nat Whittingham. Gabbie and Nat are offering 1-day and 2-day workshops in several locations across the UK. The workshops are a training opportunity for those interested in movement, floorwork and acrobatics.

Participants will gain an insight into how Gabbie and Nat train and research movement that lends itself to acrobatics, allowing the two disciplines to blend together. We'll be breaking down floorwork combinations and techniques taken from breakdance and capoeira, as well as acrobatic figures from Nat and Gabbie's research.

The aim is to make acrobatics accessible to DANCERS, so they can use the strength and coordination they already have in inverted and unfamiliar movements. Likewise, it will provide ACROBATS with creative tools and techniques, taken from dance, to feel how release-based work can influence their movement style and acrobatic aesthetic. This workshop, however, is open to ALL movers and you're encouraged to come and train, knowing that you can work safely and progress!

Check out the trailer for a sneak peak of what we'll be up to -


Bristol - 20th - 21st January, The Island
London - 28th January, The Thanet Youth and Community Centre
Please see Facebook Events for times and venue addresses.

Facebook Events:

Bristol -
London -

Cost - £70 for two days or £40 for one day


To Book - please email

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published on Monday, 11 December, 2017

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